Member Biography

George Holmes Anderson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1871       23 Republican
1872       23 Republican
1873     Speaker 23 Republican
1874       23 Republican
1875       23 Republican
1876       23 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


1832 - 01/16/1920

George Holmes Anderson (R23) Allegheny (Part) Country 1871-1876

Early Life:

George Holmes Anderson, born October 1832, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of John and Elizabeth Anderson; engaged, Pittsburgh tanning business; married, Nancy Hazleton Darsie, 1854 daughters, Elizabeth S., Minnie K.; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1871-1876; appointment, Pittsburgh Postmaster, 1877-1881; principal partner, president, Bolivar New York Coal and Coke Company, Pittsburgh subsidiary, Bolivar Fire Brick Company, Hazlewood Station; secretary, president, Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, 1901; burgess of Pittsburgh, three terms; burgess of Sewickley; Sewickley borough council; died, January 16, 1920 (age 88), effects influenza epidemic, 1918, Protestant Home for Incurables, Butler Street, Lawrenceville neighborhood, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.    

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1871-1876; elected Speaker of Senate, 18session of 1873supported Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1872-1873; chairman, Corporations Committee, 1872, Compare Bills Committee, 1872, and Education Committee, 1875-1876.

Burgess of Pittsburgh, three terms; burgess of Sewickley; Sewickley borough council.    


Wife, Nancy Hazleton Darsie, daughter, Pennsylvania State Senate Speaker, George Darsie, Allegheny and Butler Counties 1842-1843, Allegheny and Butler Counties 1842-1850, Allegheny and Butler Counties 1853-1855

George Darsie  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


Cox, Harold. Senate Members "A" ( Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Pittsburgh Daily Post Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Saturday, January 17, 1920 · Page 7.

George Darsie  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (